Spider-Man: No Way Home is Sony and Marvel Studios’ latest success. The movie is generating dollars at the box office and conversations on social media sites. Tom Holland’s third movie in the Spider-Man franchise has made $1 billion at the global box office.
The movie features villains like Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, and Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock. All of them ended up on Holland’s earth because of a botched reality-altering spell.
Along with the villains, the Spiderman from the previous Spider-Man live-action movies also dropped by on Holland’s earth to help him. In fact, it can’t be denied that the biggest reason for this level of success of the movie was their appearance.
Garfield, especially, was the star. His performance was earnest and heart-warming while also being witty and sharp. Fans have wanted to see him in another Spider-Man project since The Amazing Spider-Man movies were discontinued.
As such, they wanted to see him return to the big screen as Spider-Man once more. The two Amazing Spider-Man movies by Marc Webb are not viewed as highly as Sam Raimi’s trilogy. But it can’t be denied that Garfield put his heart and soul into bringing Peter Parker to the big screen.
From the very moment he stepped in through the sling ring portal into Ned’s apartment and till his final moment when he hugged Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire goodbye, Garfield was in plenty of major scenes of the movie.
Also, he got one of the most pivotal moments in the movie when he saved Zendaya’s MJ from falling to her death. This gave him redemption and closure after he failed to save Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
In fact, in a heartfelt moment when Peter was doubting his worth, Maguire’s Peter told him that he was amazing and that he loved him. It’s clear that No Way Home’s script was beautifully written to inspire awe, laughter, and tears at just the right moments.
Thanks to the beautiful script, Maguire and Garfield’s versions never seem like they were shoved in. Everything flowed beautifully together. However, as per Garfield, there was one moment that was unscripted.
In an interview with Variety, Andrew Garfield sat down to talk about his return as the web crawler in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
After the fight between Spiderman and the villains got over, Garfield’s character hugged Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland’s Peters and said, “I love you guys.”
Even though the script was pretty much perfect, this little addition made the little moment more heartfelt. Garfield said that this line was “improvised.” He said:
“There’s a line I improvised in the movie, looking at [Maguire and Holland] and I tell them I love them. That was just me loving them.”
It’s honestly great that this little line came from Andrew Garfield and was absolutely unscripted. Before, many of us thought that his line was probably put into the script as a soft ending after the brutal fight scene that preceded it.
But now, it’s clear that it was just Garfield putting his 100% effort into portraying Peter Parker. So whether he is playing the lead role in his Amazing Spider-Man movies or a supporting character in No Way Home, he is always dedicated to the character.
And the fact that he is the one who came up with the line supports this even further. The actor also recently said that he would like to play the role again in the future if it felt right to him.
This is probably due to the criticism that both of his Spider-Man movies endured from fans and critics alike. It shows that he loves Spider-Man and wants to do him justice.
Also, it’s great to see that Garfield feels a real sense of fellowship with the other Spiderman actors and that there is no jealousy between them. You can catch all three of them in Spider-Man: No Way Home playing in theaters worldwide.